Recently a lot of libraries have been developing ideas and spaces around the maker movement and the maker culture. We have seen a leap in libraries as spaces to make and Do It Yourself (DIY,) and for this community to come together and learn. Of course, libraries have always provided the knowledge for being creative and learning new skills through our print and digital collections, but we are seeing an emergence of libraries creating dedicated space, programming, and occasionally the tools to help our communities make fun stuff. MAYkerMonday will be held nationwide in libraries throughout May on every Monday, but we’ll have some additional times as well!
Come get your hands dirty and join us for this fun series in May:
UCSD TESC’s Triton Junkyard Derby
Monday, May 6, 9am – 3pm, Library Walk outside Geisel
The UC San Diego Library will award a prize to the team that demonstrates the “maker spirit” and their cart will be displayed in the Library.
Make Origami with origami Master Bruce Gemmel
Monday, May 6, 12 – 4pm, S&E in Geisel Library
Drop in and explore origami with Bruce Gemmel, San Diego origami artist and teacher at the Reuben Fleet Science Center. Bruce makes folding origami easy, with step-by-step instructions and plenty of encouragement. Whether you’re new to origami or an expert, come and learn, talk, fold, and de-stress.
Screen print t-shirts with a Geisel or Biomedical Library building design
Monday, May 13, 12 – 1pm @ Geisel, 2-3pm @ BML
Bring your own t-shirt or tank top, and add a Library design to it(we’ll have some tee shirts if you don’t have your own!).
Make Crafts with Duct Tape
Monday, May 20, 12 – 1:30pm, outside Geisel Library
Duct tape isn’t just for home-repair! Bring your imagination and make something awesome!
Wednesday, May 22, 12-1:30pm, S & E events room, first floor in Geisel Library
Show off your paper folding skills or learn how to make origami! Then attend a lecture by Robert Lang, one of the foremost origami artists in the world as well as a pioneer in computational origami and the development of formal design algorithms for folding. Register for the lecture HERE.
Make your very own Button
Tuesday, May 28, 12 – 1:30pm, outside Geisel Library
Everyone is handing out badges; now you get to make your own!